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Re: [Lynx-dev] mozilla's take on arc4random

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] mozilla's take on arc4random
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:28:07 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009, Michael S Gilbert wrote:


the mozilla developers are working this predictable PRNG issue, and
they have indicated that arc4random would not be sufficently secure
[1].  is there any substance to that claim?

if so, does that impact Atsuhito's fix?


well..., one of the people doesn't like arc4*, but there's no agreement
in that thread on what to use (aside from a general bias toward fancier
implementations).  There may be some useful conclusion, e.g., pointing out
reusable code that can be linked from NSS, etc.

Thomas E. Dickey

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